The Photographic Angle (TPA) is a charitable organisation set up to promote the education of the public in the art and science of photography. We stage exhibitions that are free to enter and that travel across the UK transforming otherwise empty spaces into photographic galleries. Exhibitions comprise large scale photographs together with technical information, information about the photographic theme, boards containing inspirational quotes and boards containing hints and tips on photography. Professional, student and amateur photographers submit their work for possible inclusion in one of our travelling exhibitions, which are curated by our Head of Design. The work that we do offers the public a chance to explore this fascinating medium which can be art, a profession, or simply a pastime.

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Competition - Portraiture

Our new competition, ‘Portraiture’ is now open for entries.

Portraiture is one of the most common forms of photography. The art of capturing a person or a group of people has been around long before photography was even invented. But with the advent of the camera, portrait photography became a much simpler and quicker way to create images in which people are the main point of interest. In these images the face, facial features as well as facial expressions are made predominant and the images attempt to capture the personality of the subject.

For more information about this new competition, and to enter up to 5 images, please go to our Competitions page.

This competition will close on 30th April at midnight (GMT)

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Feedback - Light in the Lens

Another theme making a come-back in the next quarter, is the ever popular, ‘Light in the Lens’, which was first shown in 2014.

Always a popular theme, we have had some lovely feedback over the years.

We were thrilled to receive this feedback from one of our photographers, Richard Mills, whose images formed part of the exhibition, way back in 2014:

Excellent exhibition – some truly outstanding images (including some of mine – although mine pale in comparison!) Obviously some very talented photographers. A great opportunity to see some inspiring and thought provoking images.

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Feedback - Patterns

Coming to a venue near you in the next quarter – our new theme, ‘Patterns’.

This is only the second tour for this theme, but we have been blown away by the positive feedback we have received – thank you to all who have filled out the ‘Snapshot’ forms!

Here is some feedback that really sums up what everyone has been saying, and it’s from a visitor to Quorum Business Park in Newcastle:

Excellent exhibition – stunning and thought-provoking images. Wide range of interpretation. Very much enjoyed it.

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Feedback - Viewpoint

‘Viewpoint’ is our third theme to be out on tour this coming quarter. Making it’s debut in 2015, Viewpoint has been well-received in every venue it has visited.

The Viewpoint chosen is an integral part of taking a photographic image, as photographer Ansel Adams once said: ‘A good photograph is knowing where to stand’. The images featured in this exhibition have all sought to experiment with the viewpoint in order to present us with new and unexpected perspectives.

It has been difficult to choose from all the excellent feedback we have received for this theme, but Lesley Harrell who saw the exhibition in Essex back in 2015 says this:

Really enjoyable, showed us more about how people take photographs. As amateur photographers we found it enormously inspiring. The standard of photographs was excellent.

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All Exhibitions are free to enter!

This is just a little reminder that all of our photography exhibitions are free to have a look around. We welcome group visits from schools, colleges and universities and will do whatever we can, to ensure that students gain the most from their experience. Please email or give us a call on 0800 028 7338 to discuss this further.

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Our submission process has changed

Anyone who has submitted work to be included in one of our catalogues in the past, would have done this via a submissions page link. However, due to an overwhelming and fantastic response to our competitions, TPA have decided to curate its catalogues from the best of our competition entrants. The quality of work submitted to competitions over the years has been outstanding hence the decision to merge the two.

In short, anyone interested in having their work displayed at our venues should enter our competitions instead. The favourites will be contacted in due course throughout the year as and when a new catalogue print is scheduled. Please view our competitions page for further details.


  • Light in the Lens
  • Newcastle - Q4, Newcastle
  • 11 April 2018 - 15 April 2018
  • Light in the Lens
  • Birmingham - Summer Hill Road, Birmingham
  • 18 April 2018 - 22 April 2018